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1.1 These practices cover the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for domestic shipment. Assuming proper handling in transit, the practices are intended to deliver the products to their destination in good condition. It is also intended that these recommendations be used as guides for attaining uniformity, simplicity, adequacy, and economy in the domestic shipment of steel products.
1.2 These practices cover semi-finished steel products, bars, bar-size shapes and sheet piling, rods, wire and wire products, tubular products, plates, sheets, and strips, tin mill products, and castings. A glossary of packaging, marking, and loading terms is also included.
1.3 The practices are presented in the following sequence:
|Weight and Count||4.8|
|Packaging Lists or Tally||4.9|
|Loss or Damage||4.10|
|Semifinished Steel Products||5|
|Hot-Rolled Bars and Bar-Size Shapes||6|
|Structural Shapes and Steel Sheet Piling||8|
|Rods, Wire, and Wire Products||9|
|Sheets and Strip||12|
|Tin Mill Products||13|
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D245 Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber
D774/D774M Test Method for Bursting Strength of Paper
D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus
D2555 Practice for Establishing Clear Wood Strength Values
D3953 Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals
Association of American RailroadsPamphlet 23 --The Rules Governing the Loading of Steel Products in Closed Cars and Protection of Equipment
American Society of Agricultural EngineersASAE Standard S 229, Baling Wire for Automatic Balers
ICS Number Code 55.180.40 (Complete, filled transport packages)